Author Archives: Patricia Young

About Patricia Young

Patricia Young spent most of her life in the Northeast. Before the casinos arrived and many of the safety rails installed, she would hike Bushkill Falls and enjoy time in a little cabin by Meadow Lake near the Delaware Water Gap. The school year was spent in New Jersey, but many summers were spent in Mississippi where she wandered in the woods, rode horses, and read piles of comic books with cousins. After graduating from college with a degree in education, she taught fifth grade in Bayside, Queens. When rent climbed to high for her salary she working for the defense industry in Yonkers before starting a small business called, The Giving Tree Day Care. For fifteen years she was "held hostage by two-year-olds!" Writing every day in a notebook for each child to keep communication open to each family. Fast forward to the spring of 2013 diagnosed with severe carpal tunnel syndrome (she does NOT recommend having both hands done at the same time! Often wondering "What was I thinking?!") Physical therapy and time slowly began the healing process and gardening strengthened her hands. After an unexpected, but a deeply personal journey to Montana in the fall of 2013 she decided it was time to reinvent herself and embrace her fondness for writing. With renewed confidence, and a plan to do the work necessary to become a writer, she began writing every day (with the help of 750Words.com - thank you Kellianne and Buster!), submitting to a variety of magazines and contests to practice the craft. Attending writing retreats, workshops, lectures, taking classes, reading and immersing herself in the process. She began to work with writers and authors in the tri-state area. Currently living in Westchester New York Patty lives with her husband of 32 years, two dogs, two fish, and one cat in a little Cape Cod. The laughter, love, and support are plentiful. Patty has completed her first novel presently called "Northeast of 80". Working with her genre editor, she hopes and dreams and keeps fingers crossed to find an agent in the fall of 2019. You are invited to join her on this journey of a writer. To experience her trials, successes and stumbles along the way. Please share your own stories and maybe we can untangle some of the complexities of this writers life together. Breathe Deep, Think Peace

Write. Relax. Walk Away. Respond. Rewrite. Rejoice.

I realize this is not a proper sentence, nor a set of directions just anyone would fully grasp the deeper meaning of. Yet I do believe a writer – beginner or experienced will completely understand what I’m trying to say. Now … Continue reading

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Writing Out of My Comfort Zone – With a Harley Davidson

The summer of 2016 has been one hell of a season for me.  I’ve had many different experiences, none of which had anything to do with summertime.  No vacations, camping trips or amusement parks – no my experiences have presented … Continue reading

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Changes in Direction

As many of you know, his blog was created, because author Laura Munson said it would help build my platform.  It was a major step for me in this journey as a writer.  The idea of beginning a blog, much … Continue reading

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Doing What is Necessary to Improve My Writing – While meeting some really great writers in the process!

Dear Reader,  Last month I shared with you what I did to improve my writing.  I was at a cross road – I was being coached one way, but being pulled in another.  If you read what I did, you … Continue reading

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Learning from Unexpected if not Unlikely Places

Well I have eaten a slice of humble pie, more than one serving to be honest.  I’ve looked deeply within myself and had a heart to heart discussion:  Am I really willing to do what is necessary to not just … Continue reading

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Learning One Step at a Time – Becoming the Best Writer I (and You) Can Be

  Piggy-backing on my March blog re: big britches, patience, being humbled and remembering what I’m doing on this path in the first place – I’d like to share what I’ve been working on since then. Homework. Yep.  This brought … Continue reading

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Getting Too Big For My Britches

Wow, that’s an old saying isn’t it? “You’re getting too big for your britches young lady!”  I can remember hearing those words from my mom, and boy did it have the result she wanted.Everything came to a stop.  You needed … Continue reading

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Time

Time That word, along with its various and sundry meanings, has been on my mind.  When beginning to create this month’s blog, it seemed appropriate to think about it even more, since February 29, 2016 is a leap year.  We’ve … Continue reading

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Pondering Dr. King

Martin Luther King Jr’s was murdered, on the day I turned one.  Little did my mother know, as she rocked me and watched the horror of the day – that the baby she held in her arms in the future, … Continue reading

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Finding Your Creativity

Haven Alum Winter 2016 Blog Series by New York Times Best Selling Author Laura Munson  You are published!  That’s what the email said this morning. Can you be thrilled and humbled at the same time?  If so, that is exactly what … Continue reading

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